Installing Solar Panels

Thinking About Installing Solar Panels At Your Home Or Business?

Jefferson Energy Cooperative supports the use of new and renewable energy sources such as solar.

If you are considering a solar installation, please review the Distributed Generation documents below. For more information, please contact Suzanne Saunders at 706-547-2167.

How do solar photovoltaic (PV) panels work?

Solar panels absorb the sun’s energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity. At that point, you either use the electricity in your house or send it back to the electric grid.

Can I go off grid with solar panels?

When you install solar panels on your property, you will still be connected to the grid. This allows you to draw from the grid when your system is not producing all of the power that you need and send power back to the grid when you produce more than you use.

Do my solar panels produce power when the sun isn’t shinning?

The amount of power your solar energy system can generate is dependent on sunlight. As a result, your solar panels will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and no energy at night.

What do I need to get started with my solar project?

Jefferson Energy is here to help you with a successful solar project. You will need the following:

  • Application and application fee ($75)
  • Contract with system description
  • Copy of approval by the county inspector